Buffalo, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Tyler Ennis to a multi-year contract on Wednesday. Since being drafted by the Sabres in 2008, Ennis has played in five seasons with Buffalo. In the fall of 2012, Ennis signed a two-year contract with the Sabres.
Last season, Ennis led the team with a career-high 21 goals. That season he also ranked second on the team in total points, with 43, just one shy of Cody Hodgson. Ennis' first 20-goal season came back in 2010-2011, when he notched a career-high 49 points. The Edmonton, Alberta native has ended the past four seasons ranked among the top five Sabres' scorers.
Ennis saw success right from the beginning of NHL career. On Nov. 14th, he made his Sabres debut and even scored a goal. Throughout his career, Ennis has tallied 166 points through 267 regular-season games. In his two Stanley Cup Playoff appearances (2009-2010, 2010-2011), Ennis recorded eight points in 13 games played.
Back in his AHL days, Ennis was awarded the Dudley "Red" Memorial Award as the league's top rookie while playing for the Portland Pirates in the 2009-2010 season. That year he was also named to the All-Rookie Team and was tied for the most goals in the league. In 2009, Ennis helped Team Canada win a gold medal in the IIHF World Junior Championship.